Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Moving Bedrooms

As my brother finally flew the nest and got his own little place with his girlfriend, it was finally my turn to have the "big" bedroom. My old bedroom was so squished and small, I didn't even have a proper bed, instead I had to have one built in - yes, it was that small! The possibilities were endless for the decor of my new bedroom. It took me ages to decide what the colour scheme was, where I wanted all of my furniture and just how I wanted it to be. But finally, I got it all sorted out and have now moved into my new room. I'm now going to share with you how I've decorated my room and where some of the pieces are from.

When you first walk in, on the right I have a 4 + 2 draw chest. This stores some clothes and make up. On top, I have a tea light holder, then a Tinkerbell Glitter Globe, a Calendar Block, a Rubiks Cube (don't ask why haha), and a No7 make up mirror.

Beside this chest, on the floor, I have a duck egg blue peddle bin and the buzz light-year which I mentioned in my 16th Birthday post. Also I have a sneaky tub of Celebrations which I am forever resisting to eat.

On the left, once you walk in, I have my wardrobe which has 3 drawers at the bottom. My Dad added the mirror to my wardrobe to save some floor space. Next to my wardrobe, I have a desk which has 3 drawers. 

This is the top of my desk. On the top of my desk, I keep my Osco 3 drawers where I keep everyday make up, a candle, brush holder, pen pot, notepads for homework and perfumes. Everything that I need on an everyday basis is kept on my desk.

Spin round from my desk and you reach my bed. It's only a single bed and it's from Argos. I have a bed side table next to my bed. On my bed, I keep 2 cushions - love heart one from Primark, Keep Calm and Carry On one from Pastimes. I also keep my Sully and Nemo teddies on my bed which are super cute! I have lights wrapped around the headboard of my bed which are from Sainsburys. My wallpaper is from homebase and it took so long to choose the perfect wallpaper! 

What's the colour theme for your bedroom?

Thursday, 20 February 2014

16th Birthday

Hello everyone! Today I've got a pretty exciting post for you, well for me it is exciting. Yesterday it was my 16th birthday! eeep, it sounds so strange saying that i'm 16, the years have literally flew by! I had a really good birthday as a whole, I woke up bursting with excitement by about 7am like always. I didn't do anything special, my mum kept pestering me because she wanted to take me to a restaurant for a big slap up meal but that just isn't my thing. So, we went to McDonalds haha! Then my best friend slept over. I thought i'd share with you most of the things I received for my birthday, like people always say in these posts, I'm no way bragging. I am so so thankful for and love every single present I received. 

Cupcake baking book, The Fault in our stars - John Green, Wreck This Journal, 16 mug with hot chocolates and marshmallows, Maltesers. 

I've been really into baking and making different things lately so I loved receiving the baking book and getting inspiration as to what flavours compliment each other. I've heard so much about "The Fault in our Stars" so I had to get it, I'm already on chapter 2 and I'm loving it! I gave my best friend a wreck this journal for her birthday in January so I was so happy to receive one. Who doesn't like some hot chocolate and maltesers?! Exactly!

Soap and Glory Hand Food and Sugar Crush Body Wash, St  Ives Facial Scrub, Nip + Fab winter cherry collection.

I absolutely love all things Soap and Glory so I was very happy to receive these. Also i've been looking at the St Ives facial scrubs for ages but never got round to buying one so I asked Mum if she'd purchase it for my birthday which she did. I've heard so many good things about Nip + Fab so i can't wait to try these out for myself.

L'oreal eyeshadow - platinum beige, Maybelline colour tattoo - Eternal Gold, Maybelline Baby Skin, L'oreal True Match foundation.

I didn't ask for many make up items as I didn't feel the need too. I love the colour tattoos and the more neutral colours so i picked up this gold one, I've heard so many mixed reviews on the Baby Skin so I had to try it out for myself. Also I am a complete foundation junky and had heard so many great things about this foundation that I had to pick it up. 

Talking Buzz Light year, New Look gift card, Calender block.

This might seem like a strange gift but for me it isn't, I am obsessed with Buzz Light Year and always have been. So receiving this was amazing because it talks and everything! My brother got me a New Look gift card and these super cute calendar blocks.

That's most of the things I got for my 16th birthday, I also got a few clothing items but i'm terrible at making them look nice in photographs haha woops! 
When's your birthday? 

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Highend beauty wishlist | 2014 Blogger Challenge

When you get into YouTube and beauty blogs, you start to experience many new things. You see things which perhaps you have never seen before. This is what happened to me with "highend beauty products". This time last year, I'd started to watch YouTube beauty gurus and started to read blogs. The one thing that would nearly always pop up on these were "highend products" that looked absolutely marvelous. So basically, I blame the world of beauty gurus for the amount of high end make up products I lust over. As of yet, I don't own any highend products as being a 15 year old, I simply cannot afford to splash my cash on expensive products. 
So that is the point in today's post, I'm going to be sharing with you my highend beauty wishlist which was a topic in the 2014 blogger challenge. 

Nars Laguna Bronzer -£27
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation - £31
Naked 1, 2 and 3 palettes - £37 each
Benefit Porefessional Primer - £24.50

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer - £15.50
Benefit Browzings - £23.50
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish - Soft and Gentle - £22
Benefit High Beam - £19.50

I've always wanted these products because they get raved about so so much and seem like absolutely amazing products! Maybe when I get a job or some spare money I may be able to buy some of these products. Fingers crossed!

What's your most wanted highend beauty item?

Monday, 10 February 2014

Say hello!

So as i'm sitting here on a chilly Monday night, in my onesie, drinking a cup of tea and flicking through bloglovin' reading some posts, I start to think about blogging as a whole. It's a strange concept really, isn't it? You write your thoughts and feelings onto a webpage then other people read it, and they may even get some inspiration out of it or go out to buy the product you recommended. The blogging community is such a lovely thing to be involved in, and I feel so privileged that people accept me into that community. People actually take time out to write lovely comments on some of my posts, follow my blog and just listen to me. 

I've spoken to some really great people, whether it be via email, instagram or just on comments. Every time I get an email I get so excited because it's more or less always about something to do with my blog. But I wouldn't go so far in saying that I've made some real close friends, sure I've spoken to some people but it's never been much more than a quick chat. I really want to change this. So many people in the blogging community make lifetime friendships out of doing what they do, and I would love that too! I'd love to be able to speak to people who have a blog too, I don't really have a friend who I can talk about my one main passion which is beauty, so meeting someone who has a blog too will be an opportunity to do this. Nobody really knows about my blog (post on that coming your way soon) so speaking to someone with a blog could be really beneficial. 

I'd absolutely be over the moon if I made a lifelong friend through blogging, one of my main hobbies and there's a chance to make some friends out of it - bonus! I'm always checking my e-mails so if anyone would like to get in touch then please do (makeupyourmindx@gmail.com), I promise you I don't bite haha! I love looking through instagram pictures too so if you want me to follow you then follow me on "makeupyourmindblog". 

Lots of love, Lucy x

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Liebster Award

Hello everyone, welcome to February! Only 17 days until I turn 16, eep! Today's post is going to be a little different. I recieved a comment on my previous blog post from the lovely Ally from AllysFashions letting me know that she nominated me for the Liebster Award. 

(this picture is not my own, credit to:
I saw a few posts floating around about the Liebster Award but I'd never really looked into it. If you're like me, and was oblivious to what the Liebster Award actually is then it is an award for bloggers who have under fewer followers or who are newer to the blogging world. It's an opportunity for you to share your favourite smaller bloggers and allow your readers to see their blog too. It is lovely to be awarded with this because it's one of the little things you can get when you're a blogger. It's a way to put your blog out there and getting it viewed by others. It really is a compliment for all of the work and effort gone into your blog.

The rules for the Liebster Award:
1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you - Ally.
2. Answer the 11 questions which were given to you by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Pick 11 nominees but it can't be the person who nominated you.
4. Tell the nominees that you've nominated them.

1) Top 3 lip products?
 MUA lipsticks in shade 3 + 13 and Rimmel 1000 kisses lip tint in "Carry On Cherry".
2) Favourite season?
3) Staple fashion piece?
Tartan scarf.
4) Why did you start blogging?
It seemed fun, I've always wanted to start but never knew how it would turn out for me. But I absolutely love sharing my thoughts about things with people who share the same interested.
5) What are your hobbies?
Shopping, Baking, Socialising with friends, and obviously blogging.
6) Favourite make up brand?
Rimmel or MUA.
7) Favourite nail polish brand?
Barry M.
8) Favourite colour?
Blue or burgundy/marroon.
9) What is your dream job?
Midwife or nurse.
10) Who is your favourite celebrity?
Demi Lovato if she's counted as a celebrity rather than a singer!
11) Favourite shop?
Primark and Boots.

Bloggers who I nominate:
Sarah - Sarah Jones
Libby - Libby Jade
(sorry if you've already recieved an award)
(only 3 nominations as nearly everyone who i follow has 300+ followers:()

Questions for you to answer:
1. Favourite book?
2. 3 products you can't live without?
3. Favourite recipe?
4. Why did you start blogging?
5. Which country do you live in?
6. Favourite lipstick?
7. Favourite youtuber/blogger, why?
8. Countries you'd most like to visit?
9. Favourite skin care product?
10. Favourite, if any, high end make up product?
11. What are your hobbies?

Lucy x